Careerstone Group Insights Posts Tagged "Networking"

About to be Fired? Here's What To Do

Oftentimes, when people get fired or laid off, they saw it coming. They may have heard rumors or rumblings, felt a change in the atmosphere, or simply read the writing on the wall. And, in hindsight, they always wish they’d better prepared themselves. So, if you see or sense a layoff or termination…  Read More

Got Fired? Here's What To Do

You may have seen it coming, but it still feels like a kick in the stomach: You’re fired or laid off. Now what? Here are eight tips to help you through it: Keep it together.Stay calm. Do not panic. You won’t be able to listen, absorb important information, or move forward if you panic.…  Read More

New Job Blues: How to Tell If It's You or the Job, and What To Do About It

Many people head into new jobs only to find that they aren’t too thrilled with the reality of it. Whether you’ve just entered the work force for the first time or you’ve switched jobs, New Job Blues can strike. The blues usually pop up two to three months after starting working. Symptoms…  Read More

Strategies for Working from Home: Six Tips to Keep You Focused and Productive

Working from home can be great, but in order to be successful, you have to employ some simple success strategies to help keep you focused and productive. The key is focus more on the work, and the less on the home. The pros of working from home Working from home sounds amazing, doesn’t…  Read More

How to Cope with Unemployment: Seven Tips to Help You Survive and Even Thrive

Coping with unemployment is extremely difficult. Being unemployed can be devastating on every level—professionally, psychologically, financially, and emotionally. So much of our identity and our sense of self-worth are wrapped up in our jobs and careers. In many ways, we are what we do, and being…  Read More

Networking Tips: How to Meet, Greet, and Connect Your Way to Success

Technology may change, we may change, but the essence of networking remains the same: it’s about establishing relationships. Networking is a critical component of career and organizational success. Being well connected and having strong relationships both within and outside…  Read More

Hate Your Job? How to Change Careers

You hate your job. You hate your field. You hate your career. Maybe you’ve been furloughed and it’s given you a new perspective. Whatever the case, there is a right way and wrong way to go about changing careers. Here are the top questions to consider and some practical advice to get your…  Read More

What to do When You've Been Furloughed: Tips to Stay Productive and Positive

If you’ve been furloughed, I’m sorry. It’s brutal. It’s demoralizing. It means a real loss in wages. It disrupts the work flow. It sends an unwelcome message that our jobs are not secure. And it’s just not fair. I know that it’s really easy—and understandable— to…  Read More

Nine Tips to Make the Most of Your Internship

Internships are a great opportunity to experience working life for the first time or explore a new field, market, or industry. They are also good for networking and making contacts. Internships are great resume fodder, too. In fact, more and more organizations consider internships an integral part…  Read More

Memory Tips: How to Remember Someone's Name

Memory tips come in handy when networking, especially when it comes to remembering someone’s name. It’s flattering to someone when you remember their name, and it helps you put them in your mental database of contacts.Here are six tips to help you remember someone’s name:1.…  Read More

The Dos and Don'ts of Helping Your Child Land a Job

Helping your child land his or her first interview or job is very important. But there are clear boundaries to the things you should and should not do to help. Employers are looking for motivated, responsible, mature, self-starters. If they see a parent’s hand in the young person’s employment…  Read More

How to Work from Home: Six Steps to Success

Today, more and more people are opting to telework—to work from home. Whether you are an independent contractor with your own business, a freelancer, or a regular nine-to-five employee, the option to work from home is more prevalent than ever, and more and more people are taking advantage of this…  Read More

Is Your Network Wide Enough?

In any market, the most important thing you can do to advance your career and professional interests is to network. But now, as our economy shifts and changes, as new technologies arise and old ones are replaced, networking is more imperative than ever. By the same token, it is important to remember…  Read More

New Graduates: How to Spend Your Summer and Transition to Working Life

Just graduated from college? Congratulations! While it’s tempting to take the summer off and enjoy your last months of “freedom”, this is the time to take the next steps to start your career. It’s okay to plan some travel or time with friends, but make sure to not miss out on…  Read More

Top 10 Tips for Your LinkedIn Profile

Top 10 Tips For Your LinkedIn Profile Approximately 80% of business connections made on social media are made on LinkedIn. If you are looking to expand and connect with your network, or are in the market for a new job opportunity, it is important to maintain an awesome LinkedIn profile. Here are our…  Read More

Recent Graduates: What You Need to Know Before Starting Your First "Real" Job

Congratulations, graduate! You survived the late nights studying for exams, completed all your required college courses, and not only graduated college, but also landed yourself a brand-new job! How exciting! After the exhausting process of finishing school, painstakingly crafting your resume, and applying…  Read More